Mad City hosts the following concerts, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 10801 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia. Call 410-964-8671:
•Jan. 16: Kathleen Stanley, Alex Mahoney, Monica Matthern
•Feb. 20: Ray Remesh, Sahffi, Scott Sivakoff
Savage Bluegrass will perform at Sam's Bar and Restaurant, U.S. 1 South, Laurel, on Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 2 and 16 and March 2, 16 and 30. Call 301-317-7796.
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a "Winter Wonderland" dance for ages 9 to 15, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 10 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Call 410-761-6633 (option 5) or go to elkridgeVFD.org.
Java Grand Cafe hosts the following concerts, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 9050 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. Call 410-480-3865:
•Jan. 9: Rick Millman, Cecil Kincaide, Jillian Borchard
•Feb. 13: Sticky Mulligan, Billy J Carter, Alex Culbreth
•March 13: J&B; Blues Project, Majolica Buzz, Cameron Blake
Sweet bakery and cafe hosts the following concerts, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 8143 Main St., Ellicott City. Call 410-461-9275:
•Jan. 23: Hank Alinger, Rick Larocca, Laurence Baer
•Feb. 27: Jessica Rhee, Steve Hung, Happy Haines
A photo exhibit, "Nostalgia: The Past Is the Present." will be on display through Thursday at Still Life Gallery, 8173 Main St. in Ellicott City. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: 410-461-1616.
"Eastern Tibet Photo Exhibition" will feature the photography of Rich Stokes, and Yolanda Koh will exhibit watercolors at the gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, Jan. 7 through Feb. 6. There will be a reception 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. Call 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.